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Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Elon Musk

44 2008 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Product Architect

Jon McNeill

48 2015 President, Global Sales and Service

Jason Wheeler

42 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Straubel

40 2005 Chief Technology Officer

Eric Branderiz

51 2016 Vice President, Corporate Controller, Chief Accounting Officer

.. Field

50 2014 Vice President

Gregory Reichow

46 2013 Vice President - Production

Antonio Gracias

45 2010 Lead Independent Director

Robyn Denholm

52 2014 Director

Bradley Buss

52 2009 Independent Director

Ira Ehrenpreis

47 2007 Independent Director

Stephen Jurvetson

49 2009 Independent Director

Kimbal Musk

43 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Elon Musk

Mr. Elon Musk is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Product Architect of Tesla Motors, Inc. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since October 2008 and as Chairman of our Board of Directors since April 2004. Mr. Musk has also served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, a company which is developing and launching advanced rockets for satellite and eventually human transportation (“SpaceX”), since May 2002, and as Chairman of SolarCity Corporation, a solar installation company (“SolarCity”), since July 2006. Prior to SpaceX, Mr. Musk co-founded PayPal, an electronic payment system, which was acquired by eBay in October 2002, and Zip2 Corporation, a provider of Internet enterprise software and services, which was acquired by Compaq in March 1999. Mr. Musk holds a B.A. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in business from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jon McNeill

Mr. Jon McNeill is President, Global Sales and Service of the company since November 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. McNeill was the Chief Executive Officer of Enservio, Inc., a property insurance software provider, from January 2006 to November 2015, and continues to serve as the chair of its board of directors. A longtime entrepreneur experienced in companies prioritizing customer service, Mr. McNeill was a founder of Sterling Collision Centers, a national chain of vehicle body repair centers, and First Notice Systems, a 24-hour insurance claim services firm, and served as their Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2003 and from 1993 until 1997, respectively, until their respective acquisitions. Prior to First Notice Systems, Mr. McNeill was a consultant with Bain & Company. Mr. McNeill holds a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University.

Jason Wheeler

Mr. Jason Wheeler is Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective November 30, 2015. He has served as our Chief Financial Officer since November 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wheeler served in various positions at Google Inc. beginning in July 2002, including most recently as its Vice President of Finance from January 2009 until November 2015. Before his time at Google, Mr. Wheeler was a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. for a variety of companies in the communications, media and technology industries, and also held various financial analyst positions at the Hewlett-Packard Company. Since August 2013, Mr. Wheeler has also been on the national board of directors of the Positive Coaching Alliance, a nonprofit organization promoting the betterment of youth sports and athletes. Mr. Wheeler holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Colorado State University.

Jeffrey Straubel

Mr. Jeffrey B. Straubel is Chief Technology Officer of Tesla Motors Inc., since May 2005. He has served as our Chief Technology Officer since May 2005 and previously served as our Principal Engineer, Drive Systems from March 2004 to May 2005. Prior to joining us, Mr. Straubel was the Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Volacom Inc., an aerospace firm which designed a specialized high-altitude electric aircraft platform, from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Straubel holds a B.S. in energy systems engineering from Stanford University and a M.S. in engineering, with an emphasis on power electronics, microprocessor control and energy conversion, from Stanford University.

Eric Branderiz

Mr. Eric Branderiz has been appointed as Vice President, Corporate Controller, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, with effect from October 24, 2016. Mr. Branderiz, the Company from SunPower Corporation, a solar cell and panel manufacturer, where he started in June 2010 as its Vice President and Corporate Controller and has most recently been its Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, responsible for, among other things, all financial accounting, external reporting and controllership.

.. Field

Dr. Douglas Field is our Vice President, Engineering of the company since October 2014 and previously served as our Vice President, Vehicle Programs from September 2013 to October 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Field was Vice President, Macintosh Hardware Engineering, at Apple Inc. from October 2011 to September 2013, and its Vice President, Product Design, from July 2008 to October 2011. Mr. Field’s experience with vehicle engineering also includes previous roles as the Chief Technical Officer and Vice President, Design and Engineering of Segway Inc., a manufacturer of electric personal transport vehicles, and as a development engineer for Ford Motor Company. Mr. Field holds a M.S. in mechanical engineering and a M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.

Gregory Reichow

Mr. Gregory Reichow is Vice President - Production of Tesla Motors Inc., since May 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Reichow has served as our Vice President, Production since May 2013 and previously served as our Vice President of Operations, Powertrain, from April 2011 to May 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Reichow was Senior Vice President of Operations at SunPower Corporation, a solar cell and panel manufacturer, from November 2003 to April 2011. Mr. Reichow holds a B.S. in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Antonio Gracias

Mr. Antonio J. Gracias is Lead Independent Director of Tesla Motors Inc. Since 2003, Mr. Gracias has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2007 and has served as our Lead Independent Director since September 2010. Since 2003, Mr. Gracias has been Chief Executive Officer of Valor Management Corp., a private equity firm. Mr. Gracias is a director of SpaceX and SolarCity. Mr. Gracias holds a joint B.S. and M.S. degree in international finance and economics from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Robyn Denholm

Ms. Robyn M. Denholm is Director of the Company effective August 11, 2014. Since July 2013, Ms. Denholm has been a member of our Board of Directors since August 2014. From July 2013 until February 2016, Ms. Denholm served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Operations Officer of Juniper Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of networking equipment (“Juniper”), which she had joined in August 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Juniper, Ms. Denholm served in various executive roles at Sun Microsystems, Inc. from January 1996 to August 2007, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning, Senior Vice President of Finance, and Vice President and Corporate Controller (Chief Accounting Officer). Ms. Denholm also served at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia for seven years and at Arthur Andersen & Company for five years in various finance assignments. Ms. Denholm is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

Bradley Buss

Mr. Bradley W. Buss is an Independent Director of Tesla Motors Inc., since November 2009. Since August 2014, Mr. Buss has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 2009. From August 2014 until his retirement in February 2016, Mr. Buss served as the Chief Financial Officer of SolarCity. Prior to joining SolarCity, from August 2005 to June 2014, Mr. Buss was the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor design and manufacturing company. Mr. Buss served as Vice President of Finance at Altera Corp., a semiconductor design and manufacturing company, from March 2000 to March 2001 and from October 2001 to August 2005. From March 2001 to October 2001, Mr. Buss served as the Chief Financial Officer of Zaffire, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of optical networking equipment. Mr. Buss also serves as a director of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. and CafePress Inc. Mr. Buss holds a B.A. in economics from McMaster University and an honors business administration degree, majoring in finance and accounting, from the University of Windsor.

Ira Ehrenpreis

Mr. Ira Ehrenpreis J.D., is an Independent Director of Tesla Motors Inc., since May 2007. Since 2014, Mr. Ehrenpreis has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2007. Mr. Ehrenpreis has been a venture capitalist since 1996 when he joined Technology Partners, where he is a partner and has led its Cleantech practice for several years as a managing member. Since 2015, Mr. Ehrenpreis has also been a managing partner of the venture capital firm of DBL Partners. In the venture capital community, he has served on the Board of the National Venture Capital Association and currently serves as the President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists and the Chairman of the VCNetwork, an organization comprising more than 1,000 venture capitalists. In the Cleantech sector, he has served on several industry boards, including the American Council on Renewable Energy and the Cleantech Venture Network (Past Chairman of Advisory Board), and was the Chairman of the Clean-Tech Investor Summit in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Mr. Ehrenpreis serves as Chairman of the World Energy Innovation Forum. Mr. Ehrenpreis holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. and M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Stephen Jurvetson

Mr. Stephen T. Jurvetson is an Independent Director of Tesla Motors Inc., since June 2009. Since 1995, Mr. Jurvetson has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2009. Since 1995, Mr. Jurvetson has been a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a venture capital firm. Mr. Jurvetson is a director of D-Wave Systems Inc., Synthetic Genomics Inc. and SpaceX, among other privately-held companies. Mr. Jurvetson holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Business School.

Kimbal Musk

Mr. Kimbal Musk is Independent Director of Tesla Motors Inc. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 2004. Mr. Musk has been the owner of The Kitchen Restaurant Group, a USA Today Top Ten restaurant, since January 2004 and its Chief Executive Officer since April 2004. Mr. Musk is also a director of SpaceX and Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., an international chain of Mexican-themed restaurants. In November 2010, Mr. Musk became the Executive Director of The Kitchen Community, a non-profit organization that creates learning gardens in schools across the United States. Since February 2012, Mr. Musk has been a director of the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, a philanthropic organization dedicated to driving positive change in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Since July 2012, Mr. Musk has been a director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, a facility at the University of Colorado School of Medicine providing research, education and wellness services with the goal of achieving healthier lifestyles. In November 1995, Mr. Musk co-founded Zip2 Corporation, a provider of enterprise software and services, which was acquired by Compaq in March 1999. Mr. Musk holds a B. Comm. in business from Queen’s University and is a graduate of The French Culinary Institute in New York City.

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